Rowlett is my hometown. As with any town, Rowlett is made up of people. It is the people, not the buildings, that make up a town. I have lived here for over 40 years. My kids grew up here. Most of my grandkids think of Rowlett and our house as their second home. That is comforting. We thought a couple of times about selling our house and buying another. The hue and cry went up thruout the whole family, "You can't sell home!!" We are still here.
My son and granddaughter that live in Ohio are coming for Thanksgiving. Once again, we and our expanded family will be together again......in Rowlett. In our family, Rowlett is synonymous with "going home." Home, wherever it is, is where you want to be during Thanksgiving.
I am unusually busy with my business and with Thanksgiving and my son and granddaughter coming home, my time is limited. My wife and I, my daughter, son and their families, and several assorted friends will be together all day Thanksgiving........eating and watching a football game. Forty years of memories around Rowlett, Lake Ray Hubbard, and long gone cotton fields will be revisited during the next week. We even have memories of the hot air balloons flying from Plano to Rockwall, and the crop dusters spraying cotton fields across the street from our house. I may be a little lax in my blog writing for a while, but maybe as time permits.........
I hope you all make it home, wherever it is. Don't forget to say a little prayer of thanks for all you have. I can't thank you enough for taking the time to read the blog. The blog is intended to help Rowlett, not tear it down. My future vision of Rowlett is just more dynamic than it is now. It can only be paid for with a well managed tax base. It's nobody's fault. We just have to work harder.
My very best wishes for you over the Thanksgiving holiday. Stay safe. Be happy. See you as I can.